Santa’s law – never shop on an empty stomach!
So if you’ve been out pounding the streets looking for that perfect something for that special someone, remember to also stop to feed yourself. Because an empty stomach only makes for disastrous gifts. So put down the festive tie and sock set for dad and eat something! Your family and friends will thank you.
Fortunately nestled in between the shops of Glasgow are ample eateries ready and waiting to replenish your energy – send you off fed, full and ready to finish off that Christmas list.
Possibly boasting the best sandwiches in town – this light-filled, friendly delicatessen in Glasgow’s Merchant City (Wilson Street) offers deli eating at its best with hearty soups, deli platters, cheese and tapas boards. And then there’s the gourmet sandwiches. The Mediterranean on toasted focaccia stuffed with roasted veg, hummus and mozza is divine. And at £8.99 leaves plenty left over for Christmas gifts….or dessert.
Restock your energy quickly and inexpensively. If you‘re short on time and want to save those pennies for presents, Pinto on Queen Street is perfect. This healthy Mexican ‘fast-food’ option promises ‘a fiesta in your mouth’. The quirky colourful shop offers hearty flavourful burritos, tacos, nachos and more with an abundance of fillings. And all hovering around the £5 – really you can’t go wrong. No reservation required and if you’re pushed for time, you can take away.
If you’re trekking through the West End and desperately need a break, rest your tired feet and feed your soul at the welcoming Kember and Jones. But be warned, there will be a queue – but on the bright side, it will be well worth the wait.
This ‘Fine Food Emporium’ welcomes you with the most delicious of smells and friendliest staff. Their in-house chefs expertly prepare the most scrumptious cakes, tarts, scones, muffins, bread, soups and more. And their signature espresso blend coffee is sure to put that spring back in your step.
You’ve done it! You scowered those shops, fought through crowds and ticked off all those lovelies on your Christmas list. Hooray. Now it’s time to get away from the madness of the shops and treat yourself to something delectable. And there’s no better place to do this than the Italian Cafe tucked away on Albion Street.
Their weekday lunch menu is extensive and their titillating taster menu allows you to sample four small plates from just £8.95. The food is so wonderful that admittedly you may never want to leave.
Happy shopping (and eating!)